Edutainment is an artificial word made up of education and entertainment and describes a multimedia form of communication in which learning or the transfer of knowledge is combined with entertainment.
The aim of edutainment is to increase the user's ability to learn through show effects, animations, audio and interactions. There is a smooth transition between edutainment and infotainment. In edutainment, knowledge transfer can also be carried out in a playful way, as in gamification
. Edutainment is also used in the playful transfer of knowledge to children. The best-known programmes in this respect are "Die Sendung mit der Maus" and "Sesame Street".